I Love a Sixpence - English Children's Songs - England - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image

Notes

Here's the version that can be found in The Real Mother Goose (1916):

I love sixpence, a jolly, jolly sixpence,
I love sixpence as my life;
I spent a penny of it, I spent a penny of it,
I took a penny home to my wife.

Oh, my little fourpence, a jolly, jolly fourpence,
I love fourpence as my life;
I spent twopence of it, I spent twopence of it,
And I took twopence home to my wife.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Kolemegil L.S. for sending the full version of this rhyme.

The full version of this song can be found in, "Songs, Duets, Choruses, etc. ... as sung in the highly popular new broad comic extravaganza entertainment, yclept Giovanni in London; or, the Libertine reclaimed," by William Thomas Moncrieff, 1818.

The shorter version of this rhyme and the illustration can be found in The Real Mother Goose (1916), illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright.

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